Kosovo MPs stage new tear gas protest in parliament

Members of the Parliament disperse after a tear gas was launched by opposition lawmakers, in the Kosovo's parliament in Pristina, on December 14, 2015, in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with SerbiaOpposition MPs in Kosovo disrupted the first parliamentary session of the year on Friday with what has become their commonplace method of protest — releasing tear gas in the chamber. Angry over a government deal with Serbia and demanding snap elections, the united opposition has effectively blocked parliamentary proceedings since October with their tear gas protests. “The people have turned their backs on the regime and the government must resign and respond to the people’s will,” Visar Ymeri, head of the Self-Determination party, told MPs before the session began and a tear gas canister was opened.

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